14 & Under FGC Long Course Junior Olympics @ Martin County LCM
NOTE: The Tentative Relay Names are listed in alphabetical order!
Not in Team or order they will swim!
Parking is free but is expected to be tight on Friday as the County offices across the street will be open for business. Please do NOT park in the County lot until after 5 PM on Thursday or Friday. Overflow parking will be at the church located just east of the pool (shuttle service available). The overall site map attached indicates locations available for parking. Parking is reserved at the facility’s parking lot for officials only, remainder is first come first served.
Please make sure all your athlete families understand the FGC Board of Directors has mandated all Championship level meets in the LSC shall have closed decks (athletes separated from families and spectators). The attached map of the pool deck shows the location of the athlete and coaches entrance to the competition pool (coaches will be required to show credentials to have access to the competition pool, refer to meet information). Family members will not be allowed to accompany the athletes beyond the Athlete & Coaches entrance gate. Coaches and athletes are allowed to enter the competition deck with chairs, coolers, food and drinks for themselves. Athletes will be required to have their bag tag with them in order to return to the competition pool after leaving to use the locker rooms or visit their parents / concessions. Failure to do so may result in a delay for them to return to the competition pool. The deadline to submit your Coaching Staff list was Monday, 7/16/18 at 6:00
PM. Coaches must have up to date credentials to enter the competition side of the deck (see e-mail below). Heat sheets will be included in a coach’s packet by team for each session based on the number of coaches registered for the meet.
ATHLETE FAMILIES & SPECTATORS
ALL family members, guests and spectators must use the Spectator Entrance at the main entrance to the water park (see attached map). Family members and spectators may NOT enter the Spectator Viewing Area adjacent to the competition pool with chairs or tents. There is a small area between the park
entrance and the Spectator Viewing Area where tents and folding chairs will be allowed (see yellow highlighted area on the attached map). There are also locations outside of the fence indicated on the site map where families may set up tents. Tents may be set up on Thursday during the 1500 M not prior to 4:30 PM. The venue will open to spectators, athletes and coaches at 7:00 AM each morning and at 4:30 PM each afternoon Friday - Sunday. Volunteers may enter the venue at 6:30 AM each morning and at 4:00 PM each afternoon.
The spectator bleachers are covered but will not keep the sun or a driving rain out completely so please urge your families to plan accordingly. Folding bleacher seats are allowed and there is ADA accessible seating for spectators as well. The athletes and spectators will all use the main locker rooms and the County is providing a first aid tent.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Family and spectator coolers, food and beverages are NOT permitted anywhere inside the facility including the shaded yellow area for parent tents. Coolers may be left in vehicles so long as the food and beverages are not brought into the facility. You can probably bring in a bottle of water and your morning coffee when you enter the facility. The facility does have a full service concession with plenty of drink options and a decent selection of food for a waterpark.
All morning swims will be swam fastest to slowest with fly-over starts. All starts will launch from the East end of the pool except 50 M events which will start at the West (scoreboard) end.
Relay cards shall be submitted 60 minutes prior to the start of each session to the Admin Ref / Admin Officials’ entry of each team’s athletes. The relay cards will be returned to the Starter table at the beginning of each session for coaches to pick up. Relay teams shall deliver their cards to the head lane timer prior to the start of each heat.
Mandatory Coaches Meeting Friday morning at 8:30 AM in hospitality. Any questions regarding the 1500 M distance event can be addressed at the starters tent.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
In the event of a lightning event (the lightning detection system will generate a single long horn blast) the pool deck must be cleared immediately. Athletes and spectators must return to their vehicles until the all clear signal (three short blasts) at which time they may return to the deck. We recommend you set up a call tree or a group text (e.g. Remind 101) prior to the meet so you can communicate efficiently with your athletes and their families.
WATER PARK ACCESS
The County is offering a discount for access to the water park. Following is the website link for Sailfish Splash Water Park for more information and details about the water park and the competition pool. https://www.sailfishsplash.com/
ATHLETE RESPONSIBILITY & SPORTSMANSHIP
This is a Championship Meet on a closed deck, so please make sure your athletes and coaching staff pay attention to the meet and are ready to swim their events. It is their responsibility to be on time for the start of their events. It is our goal to have every entered swimmer splash for all of their events. However, once a swimmer misses their event they will be recorded as a “No-Show” and will not be eligible to swim the missed event in a later heat or event. Please also make sure you remind your athletes to be positive influences for their teammates and their fellow competitors. Any disruptive behavior, name calling or intimidation of athletes will be dealt with immediately in accordance with USA Swimming rules. Finally, please assign a coach to be responsible for making sure your athletes thoroughly pick up all of the trash in their areas at the completion of each session.
THIS MEET IS FOR 14 & UNDER SWIMMERS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED JUNIOR OLYMPICS STANDARD TIME in the event(s) they would like to swim!
Please let Coach K know ASAP - IF YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SWIM AT THE MEET!
Location: Sailfish Splash
931 SE Ruhnke Stuart, Florida 34994
Please note in this year’s meet announcement that the 1500 Freestyles will be held on Thursday afternoon - start time 6:00 pm, with warm-up at 4:30 pm.
Date & Time:
Thursday – July 19, 2018
Session I. Finals Warm-up: 5:00 p.m. Start 6:00 p.m.
Friday – July 20, 2018
Session II. Prelims Warm-up: 8:00 a.m. Start 9:00 a.m.
Session III Finals 11-12 & 13-14 age groups. Warm-up: 5:00 p.m. Start: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – July 21, 2018
Session IV. Prelims Warm-up: 8:00 a.m. Start: 9:00 a.m.
Session V. Finals 11-12 & 13-14 age groups Warm-up: 5:00 p.m. Start: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – July 22, 2018
Session VI. Prelims Warm-up: 8:00 a.m. Start: 9:00 a.m.
Session VII. Finals 11-12 & 13-14 age groups. Warm-up: 5:00 p.m. Start: 6:00 p.m.
Pool / Timing: 8 lanes, 50 meter course, with separate warm-up and cool down will be available. Colorado Timing will be used.
- Fly-over starts will possibly be used.
- Chase starts will possibly be used.
Eligibility: All FGC 14 & under Jr. Olympic swimmers will qualify for the meet by attaining the Jr. Olympic qualifying times during the period 7/19/16 to 7/18/18. The times must be in the SWIMS database, if the time does not exist enter an override time. Override times must be proven in order to be seeded.
Entry Deadline: For JUPITER DRAGONS swimmers – SUNDAY, July 15, 2018
Entry Limit: 7 individual events plus relays. No more than 3 Individual events per day.
Seeding: Eligible entries shall be seeded in the following order – Long Course Meters, Short Course Meters, Short Course Yards. All events will be swum fastest to slowest
Entry Fees: $8.00 Individual Event
$12.00 per athlete meet surcharge
Deck Entries: $16.00 Individual Event
Distance Events: The 11-12 & 13-14 age group 400 Free and 400 IM are positive check-in events and swum as timed finals. The top 8 swimmers in both age groups and sex will swim at night in finals. The remainder of the heats will swim in prelims. They will be swum together and scored separately, swum fastest to slowest alternating girls, boys. The top eight swimmers who do not request an early swim when checking-in will be seeded to swim in the finals session. 10 & Under 400 Free is a positive check-in event. It will be swum fastest to slowest alternating girls, boys.
Positive check-in deadline: 400 free & 400 IM will be 30 minutes after the start of each session.
The 1500 Freestyle: Positive check-in event is required to be seeded. Thursday evening 1500 Free are swum together fastest to slowest alternating girls, boys and scored separately. 1500 swimmers must supply their own timers and counters.
Positive check-in is required for 400 Free, 400 IM, and 1500 Free. “Failure to swim” a positive check-in event will result in the swimmer being fined $25.00 cash only. Upon receiving payment of fine, the swimmer will be eligible to continue competing in the meet. NOTE: All no show fines must be paid before swimmers are permitted to swim their next event including relays. Swimmers who fail to check-in may swim, only if an open lane is available without creating another heat. Positive check-in deadline is 30 minutes after the start of meet for that event.
Finals: Finals will consist of one heat of girls and one heat of boys (Top 8 swimmers) for the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups. Any swimmer who competes in preliminary heats and qualifies for the finals; must declare his/her possible intention to scratch within thirty (30) minutes of the announcement or posting of the preliminary results of that event and further declare their final intention within 30 minutes of their last individual preliminary event. Scratches will be declared by drawing a single line and initialing on the preliminary results maintained at the announcers table. NOTE: “Failure to swim” in finals will result in the swimmer being fined $25.00 cash. Upon receiving payment of the fine, the swimmer will be eligible to continue competing in the meet. Swimmers may not compete in further individual events or relays until all fines are paid.
- Alternates wishing to swim in an open lane in finals must be standing at the starter’s tent, prepared to step on the block for the swim when the swimmers are called to the blocks. The Referee will instruct the Announcer to call the alternates.
- Scratches must be done individually; “team scratches are not accepted.”
- In addition to swimmers required to scratch if they are not going to swim finals, all swimmers who do not plan to swim finals are strongly urged to scratch, especially swimmers who finish the preliminary events 9th – 20th.
- Swimmers scratched into the finals after 30 minutes of the conclusion of prelims will not be penalized.
Relays: All 11-12/13-14 Relays on Friday and Saturday will take place in Finals / All Relays Sunday are in Prelims. 10 and Under Relays will be swum in Saturday Prelims.
Awards: Individual Events: Medals 1st – 8th Relays: 1st place team.
Individual High Point: Top 3 in each Age Group & Sex.
Team Awards: Women, Men, and Combined Top 3 Teams.
Team Age Group Awards: Women & Men Top Team in each Age Group.
Scoring: Individual: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Admission: $5.00 per session. $3.00 Prelim Heat Sheets per session $3.00 Finals Heat Sheet
Closed Deck: Spectators will only be permitted in designated areas of the pool deck unless they are registered with USA swimming as an athlete or as a non-athlete and are working the meet. The only exception is for timers and volunteers assisting with the conduct of the meet. Coaches: You will be permitted inside the roped off areas of the deck provided you have been given the proper credentials from the meet host, and do not interfere with those conducting the meet and you are wearing your coaching credentials.